10 July 2011

Newbie 101: The 5K Run

Running in a 5K race in 2007 after a year of hiatus from training, mind you, I could hardly reach the finish line.  Without proper training, a five-kilometer run would't be that easy.  

Recently I came across two websites that discuss how the 5km races help one’s fitness and motivate runners to train and improve their personal best or record (PB/PR).  Here are the links: 

3 Reasons to Run a 5K

Five-kilometer runs boost for fitness, charities

Takbo Para Sa Japan, 23 July 2011

Received this through our running e-group.  This might be of interest to you.  Check it out! 

University of the Philippines Center for International Studies and UP Anime Manga Enthusiasts, UP Red Cross Youth and UP Philippines Japan Friendship Club proudly present: 

TAKBO PARA SA JAPAN, a fundraising event on July 23, 2011 at the UP Academic Oval. [The event] is in in cooperation with Manila Bulletin, Japan International Cooperation Agency,  Pocari Sweat, Manila Shinbun, and Rx 93.1 

You may also contact: 

Eggy 0906.382. 1833
Tiff 0917.803.8433
Allan 0927.824.5407

04 July 2011

This Blog is Now in its Fourth Year

VSO Kabahagi Fun Run 2010
Wow, time flies so fast.  Never knew this blog would reach this far.  Yep, it's now in its fourth year.  Before putting this post into writing, I revisited what I've written in the past three years and it amazed me really to read some of my previous posts and had to ask myself silently, "Did I really write this stuff?"

So how was it this past year?  I’ve published on the Net 133 blog posts—some about various races and the rest were my experiences as a runner.  This runner and blogger finished 19 races in various categories, from aquathlon to running five 10Ks, two 15Ks, five 21Ks, one 32K, two full marathons, and three ultra marathons.   This year, if you’ve noticed, there are not too many races for me especially after finishing the Bataan Death March 102-kilometer Ultramarathon last March.  A separate post will come out detailing the reason soon. 

Anyhow, I’ll end this post sharing with you a guide that keeps me going or why this blog is still here even if the majority has migrated to other social network sites. Technology sometimes will make a slave out of you if you don’t have control over it. 

This year’s anniversary post is all about achieving your greatest potential (even if sometimes you doubt yourself).   

Let’s start with PURPOSE.  Why do you run? Or, why are you into multisport? Or, why do you blog?   You have to be clear about this.  Don’t be a copycat. 

Next is COMMITMENT.  How committed are you to your training plan?  Or,  you just follow what others are doing even if you don't know why you are doing it in the first place.  Remember you have a choice.  Some of my friends are inviting me to join and train for multisport events but I opted not to (for now). 

Lastly, HAVE some FUN in whatever you do.  When you take running so seriously you missed out the fun.  If you had a DNF (did not finish), so what?  Bounce back.  If you got injured then take time out to heal your body then train when you’re in good shape again.  Don’t forget to do the other things you like (or love) doing.  When I don’t have anything to write about, I don’t force myself. When there’s no inspiration to write, I just leave this blog as is. 

The other reason why I keep going?  It’s because of the one or two readers of this blog.  Yes, you are the reason why this blog is still on. 

For this milestone, my heartfelt thanks to you fellow runners, runner-blogger friends, the readers, followers, and visitors of this site.   

03 July 2011

Pilipinas Running Club Challenge, November 13

Attention running clubs out there!  You might take this running challenge to a next level.  For race details, please visit their site here.

Run United Provincial Series: DAVAO, August 14

Run United Provincial Leg Series Launched

This year, Runrio, Inc. in partnership with Unilab Active Health, brings races to the provinces via the Runrio Run United Series.  Yes, runners from the provinces need not go to Manila to have a taste of what's it like to run in a Runrio race. 

Pocari Sweat Run, July 17

Registration has started on June 24 and will end on July 17 (Wednesdays to Sundays only) at the following venues:

ROX, Bonifacio High Street
Royal Sporting House, Robinson's Place Ermit
Reebok, Glorietta
Reebok, Festival Mall
Reebok, Megamall
Reebok, Trinoma

For inquiries, please call (02) 519.7010 or email info@pepsquadevents.com.

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